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—  Municipality  —


Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°05′N 7°52′W / 41.083°N 7.867°W / 41.083; -7.867Coordinates: 41°05′N 7°52′W / 41.083°N 7.867°W / 41.083; -7.867
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Douro
District/A.R. Viseu
 - Mayor Francisco Lopes (PSD-CDS)
 - Total 165.4 km2 (63.9 sq mi)
 - Total 27,054
 - Density 164/km2 (424.8/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 24
Municipal holiday
September 8

Lamego (Portuguese pronunciation: [lɐˈmeɡu]) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The municipality has a population of about 27,054 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of about 8,848 in the historic center and approximately 17,000 in i`ts urban area.[1]

It is located in Norte Region, Douro Subregion, Viseu District.

Lamego is an historical, immemorial city, south of the Douro River.

The present Mayor is Francisco Manuel Lopes, elected by a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the People's Party.

The municipal holiday is September 8.

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lamego.



  • Almacave (city of Lamego)
  • Avões
  • Bigorne
  • Britiande
  • Cambres
  • Cepões
  • Ferreirim
  • Ferreiros de Avões
  • Figueira
  • Lalim
  • Lazarim
  • Magueija
  • Meijinhos
  • Melcões
  • Parada do Bispo
  • Penajóia
  • Penude
  • Pretarouca
  • Samodães
  • Sande
  • Sé ( city of Lamego)
  • Valdigem
  • Várzea de Abrunhais
  • Vila Nova de Souto d'El-Rei


The most significant moment in the town's history was in 1139, when nobles declared Afonso Henriques to be Portugal's first king. The town's Gothic cathedral was built by him, although only the Romanesque tower is left from the original building, with its carved Renaissance portal and fine cloister dating from the 16th and 18th centuries. The 12th century castle preserves a fine keep and a very old and unusual cistern with monograms of master masons.

Just outside the town, within walking distance from the back of the cathedral, is the tiny 7th century São Pedro de Balsemão Chapel, a lovely Visigothic chapel believed to be the oldest in Portugal and second oldest in Europe.


  1. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel


Lamego is an historical city in the Douro valley, in northern Portugal.


The city has several monuments,including:

  • Se/catedral(cathedral),
  • Nosssa Senhora dos Remedios(sanctuary).



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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LAMEGO, a city of northern Portugal, in the district of Vizeu and formerly included in the province of Beira; 6 m. by road S. of the river Douro and 42 m. E. of Oporto. Pop. (1900) 1 The text of Gen. iv. 22 is partly corrupt; and it is possible that the text used by the Septuagint did not contain Cain.

Gen. x. 2, Ezek. xxvii. 13.

3 Genesis, in Haupt's Sacred Books of the Old Testament on iv. 19, cf. also the notes on 20-22, for Lamech's family. The identification of Lamech with Lamga is also suggested by Sayce, Expository Times, vii. 367. Cf. also Cheyne, "Cainites" in Encyc. Biblica. Notes on the Hebrew Text of Genesis, in loco. 947 1. The nearest railway station is Peso da Regoa, on the opposite side of the Douro and on the Barca d'Alva-Oporto railway. Lamego is an ancient and picturesque city, in the midst of a beautiful mountain region. Its principal buildings are the 14th-century Gothic cathedral, Moorish citadel, Roman baths and a church which occupies the site of a mosque, and, though intrinsically commonplace, is celebrated in Portugal as the seat of the legendary tortes of 1143 or 1144 (see Portugal, History). The principal industries are viticulture and the rearing of swine, which furnish the so-called "Lisbon hams." Lamego was a Moorish frontier fortress of some importance in the 9th and 10th centuries. It was captured in 1057 by Ferdinand I. of Castile and Leon.

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